Around the world, international conflicts are lasting longer than ever
before, leaving millions of refugee children without adequate aid or protection.
In Africa, millions of children displaced by violence and conflict are growing
up in overcrowded refugee camps and urban slums as upheavals in countries like
the Congo and Somalia continue. Since the crisis in Syria began in 2011, more
than one million refugee children have fled to neighboring countries. Today, the
average length of time a person lives as a refugee is 17 years.
Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about
the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child
protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading
international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that
finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees. This fall,
RefugePoint's work has been recognized with the 2013 Gleitsman International
Activist Award through Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership, and
recently has been featured on ABC World News, 60 Minutes, WBUR, and The Boston
A networking reception will directly follow the program.